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Old 06-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #77341
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Bent Riser

I have (well, had) a ROX 3-1/2" riser on my DR650. When I pulled everything apart last week to do some wiring work, I noticed the stupid thing was BENT. Or more accurately, curved. Apparently from the bike going down on the right side a few too many times, the thing actually bent. I'm amazed because of how thick the aluminum was.

So, I'm replacing it with a PowerMadd 3" model that shows up tomorrow. I have the same one on my KLX250S and that thing has survived countless dumps without any issues... dumps far worse than the DR has ever experienced.

Anybody want a really good deal on a bent ROX? :)

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Old 06-04-2013, 07:37 PM   #77342
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Most any stock Gixxer will hit 160+mph,of course more for the bigguns.

I just dont need to do that on the street,but its nice to have it there in case something comes up where you need it,the handling must be inspiring.

Im picking up a used 1250 Bandit on Thursday,not a fast one but good solid bottom end grunt and supposed to be comfy enough.
Mainly want a reliable bike for burning up and down the CA coast and beyond.
Needs got nothing to do with it.

Hell, a Bandit will go well into the triple digits without even trying.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:46 PM   #77343
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Well fellas...I think it's safe to say you should have a new DR650 grunt joining the ranks in the near future.

After a while of searching, learning and have happily settled on choosing the DR as my first motorcycle.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:12 PM   #77344
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any advise on what to do to adjust it?
would i be able to use the adjustment at the lever
It should be adjusted so that there's a few MM of play at the lever. So that the first few MM are just taking up the slack in the cable. It needs that slack so that when you turn the bars it's not pulling the cable. It sounds like yours is too tight so you'd need to wind the adjuster in. There's one at the lever and another along the cable with a locknut.

Manual says... loosen the locknut by the lever and wind the adjuster fully in. loosen the locknut on the cable and adjust so there is 10-15MM play at the lever end. Tighten all locknuts. Lubricate with motor oil.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:14 PM   #77345
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I have (well, had) a ROX 3-1/2" riser on my DR650. When I pulled everything apart last week to do some wiring work, I noticed the stupid thing was BENT. Or more accurately, curved. Apparently from the bike going down on the right side a few too many times, the thing actually bent. I'm amazed because of how thick the aluminum was.

So, I'm replacing it with a PowerMadd 3" model that shows up tomorrow. I have the same one on my KLX250S and that thing has survived countless dumps without any issues... dumps far worse than the DR has ever experienced.

Anybody want a really good deal on a bent ROX? :)

Rob
I'd send it back. I'm betting they'll give you another one free. I doubt you could get full refund but a new unit is likely.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:19 PM   #77346
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It should be adjusted so that there's a few MM of play at the lever. So that the first few MM are just taking up the slack in the cable. It needs that slack so that when you turn the bars it's not pulling the cable. It sounds like yours is too tight so you'd need to wind the adjuster in. There's one at the lever and another along the cable with a locknut.

Manual says... loosen the locknut by the lever and wind the adjuster fully in. loosen the locknut on the cable and adjust so there is 10-15MM play at the lever end. Tighten all locknuts. Lubricate with motor oil.
You can also affect the clutch engagement point by moving the little clutch arm on the clutch side where the cable attaches. There is an "Ideal" position for the arm ... I'm not sure what it is ... but when its "off" it may affect engagement. Once you move the arm to a new spline try adjusting up at the lever. Hope it helps.
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:27 PM   #77347
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Just bought a set of these. Really good price and a few different sizes for customization. I'll report back on the quality when I recieved them. Lowering my 790 2"... It seems like a lot, but with a 2x4 under my feet, I can get the ball of my feet on the ground. With another 1/2" I should be Even better. My only concern is bottoming out my suspension two up. I might have to turn up the preload on the rear spring. On the front, I'll just pull the forks up 1.5 inches.

http://burkhartcycle.com/store/index...roducts_id=162

Edit: if I knew at the time the vstrom 1000 seat is 1+ Taller than the 650, I wouldn't have to go though this trouble when I installed the seat.
You can lower the bike 2" for free with the factory lowering system.

Take bottom spacer out from under rear spring, turn it over, done...2" at the rear.

Front remove the fork legs, pull the springs and pre-load spacer. Remove dampers, put spacer under damper, done...2" in the front.

You will need a shorter side stand. I just cut and welded mine.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:54 AM   #77348
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Hi guys

Any suggestions for a tank bag that will fit the DR650 Safari Tank. Looking for something that has a nice big map window in the top. Thanks for any help you can offer.

Cheers
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I've been researching tank bags for my Safari tank and will probably get the Giant Loop, but I not sure how it would actually fit at this stage but have read others who have bought them and seemed happy.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/230735757...84.m1423.l2649

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Old 06-05-2013, 01:08 AM   #77349
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I've been researching tank bags for my Safari tank and will probably get the Giant Loop, but I not sure how it would actually fit at this stage but have read others who have bought them and seemed happy.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/230735757...84.m1423.l2649

Good Luck

I use a GL Fandango on my Safari Tank and it's great. Not the biggest map pocket in the world, but not a big deal. Size-wise it's perfect; doesn't get in the way when standing-up, and quick to remove/install with the zipper. Once seam-sealed it's bullet-proof.

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Old 06-05-2013, 03:33 AM   #77350
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Tankbag - I have the Wolfman Small Expedition on both my DRs. It's rain and splash proof without a cover and its narrow enough to not interfere. Anything wider would be in my way when standing I think. Review is here: http://www.sporttouring.us/showthread.php?t=2580
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Old 06-05-2013, 04:54 AM   #77351
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You can lower the bike 2" for free with the factory lowering system.

Take bottom spacer out from under rear spring, turn it over, done...2" at the rear.

Front remove the fork legs, pull the springs and pre-load spacer. Remove dampers, put spacer under damper, done...2" in the front.

You will need a shorter side stand. I just cut and welded mine.
I have actually done that already... Well on the rear. With my custom seat, it raised it back up.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:24 AM   #77352
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I use a GL Fandango on my Safari Tank and it's great. Not the biggest map pocket in the world, but not a big deal. Size-wise it's perfect; doesn't get in the way when standing-up, and quick to remove/install with the zipper. Once seam-sealed it's bullet-proof.


Does the fuel cap vent get in the way of the tank bag, as I have one of the short stubby vent hoses. I'm sure I can work my way around it.

thanks for the pic.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:16 AM   #77353
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It should be adjusted so that there's a few MM of play at the lever. So that the first few MM are just taking up the slack in the cable. It needs that slack so that when you turn the bars it's not pulling the cable. It sounds like yours is too tight so you'd need to wind the adjuster in. There's one at the lever and another along the cable with a locknut.

Manual says... loosen the locknut by the lever and wind the adjuster fully in. loosen the locknut on the cable and adjust so there is 10-15MM play at the lever end. Tighten all locknuts. Lubricate with motor oil.
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You can also affect the clutch engagement point by moving the little clutch arm on the clutch side where the cable attaches. There is an "Ideal" position for the arm ... I'm not sure what it is ... but when its "off" it may affect engagement. Once you move the arm to a new spline try adjusting up at the lever. Hope it helps.
thank you guyz for the help
as you can tell i am new to this....
when i get home from work i will check out and try to adjust this
i also just picked up a trail-tech vapor that i will install this weekend hopefully
any other maintenance tips or advise is really appreciated
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:02 AM   #77354
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Well fellas...I think it's safe to say you should have a new DR650 grunt joining the ranks in the near future.

After a while of searching, learning and have happily settled on choosing the DR as my first motorcycle.

Welcome. I have been riding a DR for the past 3 months and love it. It is the perfect bike for me.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:21 PM   #77355
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Well fellas...I think it's safe to say you should have a new DR650 grunt joining the ranks in the near future.

After a while of searching, learning and have happily settled on choosing the DR as my first motorcycle.
Welcome to the club. Always good to have another in the North Texas contingent, neighbor ...
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